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and as tisha thompson shows us, it's a tough party to get into. >> reporter: one day before the big show, robbie matthew and his wife grappled with a map to try to plan their 4th of july. >> we are trying to find out what we have to do and what time. >> reporter: the couple flew in from the caribbean to see the parade, the concert and the fireworks. >> a lot is happening. >> please take public transportation, if at all possible. >> reporter: superintendent john james said don't even think about driving. take metro. but be prepared to walk. because the smithsonian station will be closed. >> i'm going to avoid the mall like the plague. >> reporter: just the thought of it -- is enough to keep locals like jessie away. >> the crowd and metro is insane. there is like 4 million people trying to get back on the metro at same time. >> make a day of it. >> reporter: but others say they are going to stake out their spot early. >> we are going to sit probably in the grass around one of the monuments. >> reporter: if you are planning on a picnic, the park service is banning certain items. >> because
will visit the national mall this weekend. there is plenty to see. the big draw is the smithsonian folk-like festival. paul rafael gives a look at what makes this question popular. >> reporter: thousands of people descended on the national mall. it's the smithsonian life festival, 45 years strong. the event is held for two weeks every summer, overlapping with the 4th of july holiday. this year's festival includes three unique programs. >> one program features the cultural traditions of colombia and looking at communities throughout colombia and the way they work with nature to express their culture. another program we're presenting is on rhythm and blues and the third presents the peace corpses for the 50th anniversary. >> reporter: there was something for everyone where, it's food or live music like this and to get your groove on. sure, there is plenty of locals in the crowd but this festival is known for attracting visitors from all over the world. >> where are you from? >> new york. >> colombia. >> india. >> chattanooga, tennessee. >> reporter: and the draw? the cultural experience.
>>> well, we are just a day away from the big capitol 4th concert and fireworks down on the national mall. if you don't want the deal with the crowds go down today. >> new rules for the nations air traffic controllers how the faa is trying to keep them awake at work after several scary incidents including one here at regan national. >>> early morning thunderstorms may have woken you up well before your alarm clock the nasty weather has moved out but we are not totally in the clear. good morning den. >> good morning storms started grumbling early in the morning hours. we are not in the clear. let's begin with a look at radar and show you with a is going on now. you can see our fox 5 live doppler radar, you can see where the rain has pushed its way to the south. lower southern maryland dealing with some of it a lot of areas east to the ocean. things are unsettled we have a frontal system we are dealing with. to our maps now, where you see temperatures right now, we are into the 70s everywhere across the area. low 70s. but we will heat up into the course of the afternoon
? >> the problem with a myny deal, we have a maxi problem. the big problems aren't going to go away if you cut a mini deal. all it does is delay the moment of truth. apt so i'd say better now than then. if we can't, then we'll take the savings we can get now and we will relitigate this as we get closer to the election. >> all right. in addition to dealing with the content of negotiating this deal, there is a p.r. battle involved here as well. senate majority leader harry reid has had a lot to say about what is standing in the way of getting something done. let's take a listen. >> the obstacle, and i want to be very clear, to finding common ground is republicans stubborn insistence on proit canning tax funding and give-aways to corporations and individualindividuals that don'd the give-aways. >> the president has also framed this choice. earlier in week as kids going to college, or tax breaks for corporate jets. i mean it's something they said with the miles per hour public is an easy choice -- said that american public, an easy choice for them. what is the plan for that bat? >> senator reid ha
the national mall this weekend. there is plenty to see there and this weekend, the big draw is the smithsonian folk-like festival. here's a closer look at what makes this free festival so darn popular. >> reporter: thousands of people descended on the national mall. the smithsonian life festival, 45 years strong. the event is held for two weeks every summer, overlapping with the 4th of july holiday. this year's festival includes three in the program. one features the cultural traditions of columbia looking at communities throughout columbia and the way they work with nature to express their culture and another program we're presenting is on regime and&blues and the third program presents the peace corpses for the 50th anniversary. >> and there is something for everyone whether there is food, rides or music -- [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: there are plenty of locals in the crowd but this crowd is known for attracting visitors from all over the world. >> where are you from? new york. >> columbia. >> india. >> chattanooga, tennessee. >> and the draw? the cultural experience. >> it's very hands-o
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